Happy Thursday, People’s Choicers! Today’s morning headlines will both shock and entertain you. An iconic comedian makes a comeback, a boy band takes a break and Jonah Hill reveals a startling secret. All that and more in today’s celebrity headlines!
Here are the 6 stories you need to read this morning:
1. Musical help wanted? The Wanted, a boy band whose hit singles include “I Found You” and “Chasing the Sun,” announced yesterday that they plan to take a break to pursue their own personal plans after their upcoming Word of Mouth Tour. A message on their website stated: “The band wants to stress to their fans that they will continue on as The Wanted and look forward to many successful projects together in the future.” [Reuters]
2. Start spreading the news: Bradley Cooper is heading back to Broadway. The Oscar nominated actor is set to star in a revival of Bernard Pomerance’s 1979 Tony-winning best drama, The Elephant Man. This won’t be Cooper’s first cup of coffee with this particular project, he played the role to critical acclaim in a summer 2012 limited run at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. The show is due to open this fall. [People]
3. Jimmy Kimmel and company asked, “Can They Do It Live?” and unfortunately the answer was no. Watch as Kimmel attempts to coerce this adorable two-year-old toddler into recreating her popular YouTube rendition of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” [The Wrap]
4. Two time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill admitted on Howard Stern Tuesday that he worked for the SAG minimum, $60,000, on the 7 month The Wolf of Wall Street shoot in order to collaborate with director Martin Scorsese. According to E!, Hill told Stern he couldn’t sign his contract fast enough because he was so afraid they would change their minds and hire someone else. [E! Online]
5. A comedic icon is returning to NBC. Bill Cosby is teaming with former Cosby Show producer Tom Werner to star in a new family sitcom for NBC. The Cosby Show, a multiple Emmy Award winning sitcom that ran from 1984-1992 on NBC, helped to usher in NBC’s “Must See TV” era. Cosby’s new comedy will center on the patriarch of a multigenerational family and will include Cosby’s takes on marriage and parenting. [THR]
6. Murder She Nope. It appears as though NBC will not be moving forward with their planned Murder She Wrote reboot starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. While we won’t be seeing this iteration of the iconic ’80s series, NBC may attempt a future reboot with a new concept. [Deadline]
What’s your favorite headline from today?